Submitted by Betty Wilson on Thu, 10/21/2021 - 09:06
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book cover of "Falling" by T.J. Newman

When the boss calls and asks you to take a particular flight as a personal favor to him, you can't say no, right?  Bill couldn't, so that's why he's headed to New York City this morning instead of his son's Little League game.  He's not really surprised when his laptop tells him he has an incoming email from his wife, but it's just a picture he can't quite make sense of.  It's his wife wearing a vest of explosives, standing next to their son in their living room.  And now there's a man standing in his living room with another explosive vest, the man who was there when he left this morning; the man who said he was the cable guy.  He's telling Bill he has a choice to make - crash the plane or he'll kill his family.  I was really excited about the plot for this book when I first heard about it.  Unfortunately, the reality of reading it didn't quite live up to my expectations.  I found the characters and the writing to be rather flat and one-dimensional.  Newman obviously knows her stuff as far as airline and flight attendant procedure, but otherwise, it was trite and predictable.